Khronos Releases OpenCL 2.2 Provisional Spec, OpenCL C++ Kernel Language

Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 18 April 2016 at 06:20 PM EDT. 14 Comments
The Khronos Group today announced the provisional specification of OpenCL 2.2 with OpenCL C++ kernel language support. The provisional specifications include OpenCL 2.2, SYCL 2.2, and SPIR-V 1.1.

OpenCL 2.2 adds OpenCL C++ kernel language support, SPIR-V 1.1 extends the IR to cover the needs of the OpenCL C++ kernel language, and CL 2.2 is also adding a pipe storage device-side type. OpenCL 2.2 also adds optimizations for code generation, and much more.

More details on the preliminary version of OpenCL 2.2 along with the in-progress SYCL 2.2 and SPIR-V 1.1 releases can be found via the press release.
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